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Sentences

A sentence is "a group of words, usually containing a verb, which expresses a thought in the form of a statement, question, instruction or exclamation and starts with a capital letter when written."
(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)

A well-crafted sentence is clear, concise, easy to understand, and contains all the necessary information to express the desired thought. Please see the items listed under "Sentence elements" to learn more about constructing sentences. See "Sentence errors" to learn about common mistakes. Please check out the Writer's Diet Test for a great tool to check sentence-level grammar on an excerpt of text that is 100-1000 words long.The links below will take you to other resources on sentences.

"Commas, Semicolons, and Colons" (Video in Punctuation that provides information on sentence clauses)

Improving sentence clarity (From the OWL at Purdue)

Parallel structure 

Sentence structure: Editing for concision (Royal Roads University, YouTube video)

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